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CNN
Jan 19, 2013 10:00am PST
. defaulting on our fiscal obligations would hit the economy harder than that cliff we narrowly avoided and will face again. a report put out by jpmorgan in 2011 exploited the myth going around a few missed payments would be no big deal. they said any delay by the treasury would have ripple effects similar to the aftermath of the lehman brother collapse. not sure that's true but it's serious. this is all caused by the dell ceiling. the u.s. is the only other country other than denmark that uses this tool. that's why ben bernanke has joined critics questioning why the u.s. needs a debt ceiling. >> i think it would be a good thing if we didn't have it. i don't think that's going to happen. i think it's going to be around. but i hope that congress will allow the government to pay its bills. >> ron brownstein is cnn senior political analyst and editorial director at the "national journal." good to see you. the public debt stands at more than $16 trillion. in and of itself it may not be as serious a problem as some make it out to be, especially when it costs the government about 1.8% a year
CNN
Jan 15, 2013 11:00am PST
to hold wall street and the big banks accountable and protect consumer and the u.s. economy. >> after all we have been through, i don't believe that rolling back regulations on wall street will help the small businesswoman expand or the laid off construction worker keep his home. >> reporter: republicans in congress want to cut obama era and even bush era regulations which they dismiss as unnecessary red tape. two laws are at issue here. dodd-frank and sarbanes-oxley. dodd-frank is the signature financial reform of president obama's first term. it set up the consumer financial protection bureau to write new rules to prevent fraud and unfair lending practices and put limits on banks deemed too big to fail by monitoring threats and stopping another financial crisis. sarbanes-oxley was a response to a different crisis, the enron accounting scandal of the early 2000s. it set up stricter accounting rules for companies of all sizes. critics say it drives up costs for smaller businesses and restricts growth. what does it mean for small businesss? for the big banks? well, we spoke to a community
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 12:00pm PST
. we don't do that we will continue to have a low-growth economy with high unemployment. got to get our fiscal house in order. to me that is the biggest of all. >> havens, do you think, given the president any genuine sign they are willing to work with him? >> well, the decision to postpone a fight over the debt limit, that, of itself, was. they saved themselves from themselves, which i believe. but also a recognition the president has the upper hand on some things, can't fight him on everything. republicans need to be smarter. so, that was one sign right there, republicans are doing it. i also think if the senate can pass a birnlgt the house will have to act and then a real test of where the republicans are going to actually compromise at the end of the day. and i was at the republican retreat in williamsburg and i did an address to all house republicans and said your fight is not with john boehner, your fight is with james madison. he wrote this system this is the government we have. if you believe in the constitution, we have division of power. tough work within that to get an agreem
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